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KingussieUnited Kingdom

Part of Cairngorms National Park, this pretty town offers thrilling outdoor activities and beguiling Highland culture.

Kingussie is set in a picturesque location beside the River Spey, offering lovely views of the Cairngorms in the distance. An outdoor enthusiast’s paradise, Kingussie is a wonderful spot for cycling, fishing, golfing, pony trekking and serene riverside walks. Watch demonstrations of woodcarving and other traditional trades at the town’s folk museum, visit the exciting wildlife park nearby or cheer on Kingussie’s shinty team playing at the Dell.

Learn about Highland life at the open-air Highland Folk Museum. This living history museum is modeled after an 18th-century farming township, with walking paths leading visitors past thatch-roofed cottages. Old-fashioned buildings include a water-powered sawmill, a shepherd’s bothy (hut), a clockmaker’s workshop and a schoolhouse. Listen to recitals with traditional Highland instruments and watch demonstrations of peat-fire baking and wool-spinning.

Enjoy the scenic walk from town to the Ruthven Barracks ruins. Set imposingly on a river terrace, the barracks were one of four garrisons built by the British government after the first Jacobite rebellion in 1715. Visit at night when the crumbling barracks are illuminated by floodlight.

Tee off at the Kingussie Golf Club, a challenging 18-hole hillside course. Set high above sea level, the course offers excellent views of the national park. Watch shinty at the Dell. This amateur sport played in the Highlands is somewhat similar to field hockey.

See rare and endangered Scottish animals at Highland Wildlife Park. Drive through the reserve or take advantage of the park’s free Land Rover tours. See yak, European bison and Bactrian camels roaming freely. Listen to informative daily feeding talks presented by the animal keepers. Follow nature trails and spot more wildlife at the Insh Marshes RSPB Reserve with diverse birds including curlew, snipe and whooper swan.

Kingussie is 44 miles (71 kilometers) south of Inverness and 13 miles (21 kilometers) southwest of Aviemore. Reach the town easily by bus or train. It lies along several cycling routes. Experience some of the Highland’s best hospitality and outdoor entertainment in Kingussie.

Top Hotels in Kingussie

Columba House Hotel & Garden Restaurant
Columba House Hotel & Garden Restaurant
3 out of 5
Manse Road, Kingussie, Scotland
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Situated in the mountains, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Kingussie Golf Club and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Highland Folk Museum. Newtonmore Golf Club and Highland ...

3.9/5Good! (60 reviews)
quaint hotel.

"difficult access road to hotel. good room. everything clean and staff helpful."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 5, 2016

Columba House Hotel & Garden Restaurant
Duke Of Gordon Hotel
Duke Of Gordon Hotel
3 out of 5
Newtonmore Road, Kingussie, Scotland
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Situated in Kingussie, this eco-friendly hotel is 0.3 mi (0.6 km) from Kingussie Golf Club and within 3 mi (5 km) of Highland Folk Museum and Newtonmore Golf ...

3.8/5Good! (89 reviews)

"Lovely hotel, however very tired and in need of updating."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 3, 2020

Duke Of Gordon Hotel
Sonnhalde Guest House
Sonnhalde Guest House
3 out of 5
East Terrace, Kingussie, Scotland
The price is CA $130 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1

Situated in Kingussie, this guesthouse is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Kingussie Golf Club and within 3 mi (5 km) of Highland Folk Museum and Newtonmore Golf Club. Highland ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (268 reviews)
Wonderful!

"The owner was delightful and extremely helpful. Breakfast was awesome. Highly recommend this great find!!"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 16, 2019

Sonnhalde Guest House
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Vacation Rentals in Kingussie

Glenfeshie House
Glenfeshie House
4 out of 5
Glenfeshie, Kingussie, Scotland

Situated in Kingussie, this vacation home is 3.7 mi (5.9 km) from Loch Insh and within 12 mi (20 km) of Highland Wildlife Park and Loch an Eilein. Craigellachie ...

Glenfeshie House
Shetland Cottage
Shetland Cottage
3 out of 5
Meadowside House, Kingussie, Scotland

Situated in Kingussie, this cottage is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Highland Wildlife Park and 1.9 mi (3 km) from Loch Insh. Kingussie Golf Club and Highland Folk Museum ...

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Two Farr Lodge
Two Farr Lodge
4 out of 5
Old Farr Sawmill, Kingussie, Scotland

Situated in Kingussie, this vacation home is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Loch Insh and within 9 mi (15 km) of Highland Wildlife Park and Loch an Eilein. Craigellachie ...

Two Farr Lodge
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